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Re: Screen crippled by applications using alternative screen

Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please <at>> writes:

> "doesn't send ANSI codes to the console" doesn't make a lot of sense.
> "Cygwin" doesn't send ANSI codes to the windows console since the windows
> console doesn't understand ANSI codes.

I didn't know that. So how does it work, that I'm able to set cmd.exe window 
title with ANSI escape sequences bellow?


It sets cmd.exe window title to the current working directory in bash. Also 
colors in bash are set by ANSI escape sequences.

Sorry for maybe stupid questions, but I'm web applications developer not 
system developer. I don't know how that things work.

> I don't see the behavior that you are specifying but I doubt that what
> you are seeing has anything to do with the gobbledegook on the above
> page.  If you do want "Cygwin" to send ANSI escape sequences then you'll
> need to make sure that you're using a package which knows how to send
> them, i.e., an ncurses-using package, and that the TERM environment
> variable is set appropriately.
> cgf

Actually I don't want Cygwin to send ANSI escape sequences, I just would 
like to use Cygwin for doing my job, it's really great, but this screen 
crippling makes it really hard. I'm ready to help as much as I can, but I 
just need your help.

Have a nice day.

 Dawid Ferenczy

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